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Honest Question: Who Needs Fashion Week When We've Got Harlem's Fashion Row?

Honest Question: Who Needs Fashion Week When We've Got Harlem's Fashion Row?

As I write this, Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2020 is in full swing in New York City, and I am happily sitting this one out. Between the events, the exhaustion, the expense, and the pure chaos, I really
Harlem's Fashion Row Honors Dapper Dan, Misa Hylton and April Walker as Black Pioneers in Fashion

Harlem's Fashion Row Honors Dapper Dan, Misa Hylton and April Walker as Black Pioneers in Fashion

On Wednesday evening (Feb. 6), Harlem’s Fashion Row hosted a prelude to New York Fashion Week by honoring Black pioneers in fashion. Stylist Misa Hylton and designers Dapper Dan and April Walker were
Because Opportunity Shouldn’t Be a Luxury, Gucci Announces Its Inaugural Changemaker Grants

Because Opportunity Shouldn’t Be a Luxury, Gucci Announces Its Inaugural Changemaker Grants

When it comes to diversifying the fashion industry, “change” is more than a buzzword; it’s a moral imperative if the historically exclusive arena is to evolve. Last year, Gucci, along with many other
Eddie Murphy and Lizzo Didn’t Just Bring Big Ratings to SNL; a Few Black Designers Got a Boost, Too

Eddie Murphy and Lizzo Didn’t Just Bring Big Ratings to SNL; a Few Black Designers Got a Boost, Too

The ratings are in, and Eddie Murphy’s return to hosting Saturday Night Live with music from breakout star Lizzo was a massive success, giving the 44-year-old sketch comedy show its best ratings in
The 2010s Were the Decade Luxury & Streetwear Became One

The 2010s Were the Decade Luxury & Streetwear Became One

The 2010s were the decade of streetwear. While the brands that defined it started in earlier years, the last 10 saw a shadow of the fashion industry eclipse our definitions of dress. Streetwear now
Beyonce Supports Jay-Z at Inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala

Beyonce Supports Jay-Z at Inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala

Jay-Z is kicking off his Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend with his wife, Beyonce, by his side. The 49-year-old musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist hosted the inaugural gala at the Seminole
Dapper Dan on Fakes, Pancakes, and the Meaning of Life

Dapper Dan on Fakes, Pancakes, and the Meaning of Life

Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day has seen it all. At 75-years old, the New York couturier continues to take two morning buses followed by three blocks of walking to get to his multi-million dollar Gucci
Must Read: Gucci Faces Backlash for Showing Straitjackets on the Runway, Joe Zee Joins 'Tatler' Amidst Rebrand

Must Read: Gucci Faces Backlash for Showing Straitjackets on the Runway, Joe Zee Joins 'Tatler' Amidst Rebrand

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday. Gucci faces backlash for showing straitjackets at Milan Fashion Week It wasn't long ago that Gucci's Alessandro Michele sent a

Dapper Dan Opens Up About Finally Being Recognized by Big Fashion Houses

Dapper Dan continues to make his rounds in promotion of his new book, Made in Harlem, as the legendary fashion designer recently appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to discuss his unique path
A$AP Ferg Flexes a Custom Dapper Dan Gucci Basketball Jersey on the Gram

A$AP Ferg Flexes a Custom Dapper Dan Gucci Basketball Jersey on the Gram

In a recent Instagram post, A$AP Ferg showed off a very particular basketball jersey. The video shows the rapper draped in the rhinestone-encrusted, baby-blue fit featuring the Gucci logo and “Dapper
Proving ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ Are in Fashion, Chanel Hires Its 1st Head of D & I—but Not a Person of Color

Proving ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ Are in Fashion, Chanel Hires Its 1st Head of D & I—but Not a Person of Color

Often, the best way to confront a scandal is to avoid creating one in the first place. After a flurry of major brands—including Gucci, Prada and H&M—quickly scrambled to create diversity-focused

Dapper Dan Explains the Origins of His Gucci Partnership

Dapper Dan stopped by The Breakfast Club for an expansive, one-hour interview to promote his new book, Made in Harlem: A Memoir. Among the topics they discussed was the beginning of his official
Made in Harlem: Dapper Dan Releases a Memoir and Talks to The Glow Up About His New Mission

Made in Harlem: Dapper Dan Releases a Memoir and Talks to The Glow Up About His New Mission

He was born “the poorest of Harlem’s poor” in 1944, and spent decades hustling before breaking into a legitimate trade. Nearly 75 years later, his designs for Gucci were the ones to be seen in at this
'Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem' Is an Engaging Look at the Life of a Fashion Legend in His Own Words

'Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem' Is an Engaging Look at the Life of a Fashion Legend in His Own Words

"Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem" tells the captivating, inspiring and at times raw and emotional story of Daniel R. Day, the man behind the legend, in his own words, with an assist from writer Mikael
The Glow Up Goes to NOLA, Day 4: Maybe My Mascara Should Run for President

The Glow Up Goes to NOLA, Day 4: Maybe My Mascara Should Run for President

No, Michelle Obama is not running for president, y’all.Read more...
Sequins and Glitter Were Extremely Popular on the Red Carpet This Week

Sequins and Glitter Were Extremely Popular on the Red Carpet This Week

In the last couple of seasons, the runways have seen a resurgence of high-octane glamour, glitter and sequins. This shimmery trend quickly trickled down to the red carpet, where celebrities and their
See All of the Showstopping Red Carpet Looks From the 2019 Love Ball

See All of the Showstopping Red Carpet Looks From the 2019 Love Ball

Decades ago, nightlife legend Susanne Bartsch put her superb party planning and fundraising skills to work with the 1989 and 1991 Love Balls. They were extravagant affairs that blended high fashion

A$AP Rocky & Dapper Dan Explore the Beginning of Street Style in New Short Film

New Yorkers A$AP Rocky and Dapper Dan star in AT&T’s new short film chronicling Harlem street style. The picture shines a light on the story of Dapper Dan who has gone from the tailor of Harlem to
The 'Battle of the Legends' Voguing Competition Brought Audacity and Flair to the Met

The 'Battle of the Legends' Voguing Competition Brought Audacity and Flair to the Met

Forty-six years after the The Battle of Versailles fashion show, an entirely different but no less historic battle took place just north of the Metropolitan Museum's steps on Tuesday night at The
Special Report: Cultural Credibility Is Everything — Here’s How Brands Build It

Special Report: Cultural Credibility Is Everything — Here’s How Brands Build It

In October 2017, the impossible happened. Supreme, once operated from a single store on New York’s Lafayette Street, had quietly sold half of its business to multinational private equity firm The